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How To Reach Dharamshala From Delhi

Dharamshala Tourism

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How To Reach Dharamshala

From-To Distance By Air By Train By Road
New Delhi to Dharamshala --9.0 hours

How To Reach Dharamshala From Delhi

With a number of thrilling activities in the town and nearby, Dharamshala is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in the country.If you’re planning to visit the town, you should go through the following information that will assist you on how to reach Dharamshala from Delhi by the different modes of transport available:

Delhi To Dharamshala By Air: The nearest airport to Dharamshala is Gaggal Airport in Gaggal near Kangra at a distance of around 15 km from Dharamshala. To reach Dharamshala via air from Delhi, you have to take a flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi to Gaggal (1 hr 10 min to 1 hr 40 min). Air India and SpiceJet provide with daily flights from Delhi to Gaggal. You can then opt for a bus or a cab which will take around 30 minutes to reach Dharamshala from Gaggal Airport.

Delhi To Dharamshala By Train: Wondering how to reach Dharamshala from Delhi by train? Travellers can cover the distance from Delhi to Kangra by train and then take a bus or car to reach Dharamshala. One can also board a train from Delhi to Pathankot Railway Station, which is the nearest broad-gauge station from Dharamshala. It takes about two and a half hours via car to cover Pathankot to Dharamshala distance

Delhi To Dharamshala By Road: The distance between Dharamshala and Delhi is 475 km. Looking for ways on how to reach Dharamshala by road from Delhi? Board a bus by HRTC from Kashmiri Gate ISBT or by private operators from Majnu Ka Tila in New Delhi to visit Dharamshala. You can also opt for self-drive or hire a cab. It will take about 10 hours from Delhi to reach Dharamshala by road. Moreover, there are a number of buses plying towards Dharamshala from Delhi provided by both state government and private operators.


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Where should I eat in Dharamshala?

The market in McLeod Ganj will offer you a vareity of cuisines. Tibetan, English and Indian food is easily available. There is a cafe named 'Shiva Cafe' in Bhagsunag, which is a must try in Dharamshala, serving great continental food. Accessible by only foot, it takes about an hour hike to reach the cafe.

What adventure activity should I go for?

Trekking to the famous Triund hill top and paragliding at Bir (World's second best paragliding platform) are the activities one should definitely try while in Dharamshala.

What are the best stay options for a solo traveller?

Backpackers Hostel, McLeod Ganj and Zostel, Bir are the top options for a person travelling alone. These are the hostels introduced with the concept of getting travellers from different countries and places together at a very nominal rent that is ideal for a solo traveller.

What things can I buy in Dharamshala?

Dharamshala has plenty of shops selling Himachali clothes and various kinds of handicrafts mostly associated with Buddhism and Tibet.

What places can I visit in Dharamshala?

Dal lake, Namgyal monastery, Bhagsunag temple and waterfall, Kangra Art Museum, HPCA stadium and Tibet museum are some of the places one can visit in Dharamshala.

Is Dharamshala safe to travel to?

Yes, it is completely safe in Dharamshala. One will find hundreds of tourists anytime they visit the place. Moreover, the locals are quite friendly and helpful.

Is Triund Trek suitable for all?

The Triund trek is suitable for most people. It is an easy trek of 11km with an uphill trek of 4-5 hours.

Is paragliding at Bir safe?

Paragliding at Bir is quite safe. Just follow the instructions properly. Do ask your para-pilot for his license to make sure he is an expert. However, no adventure activity is 100% safe.